It made perfect sense when, as I arrived at Quilla Tattoo parlor, a song about Pachamama was playing — another omen. The tattoo artist that day was a woman; a final kismet chance encounter. She gave me a tattoo of the Incan Pachamama symbol over my recently cleansed heart chakra. The tattoo is of the circular spiral the Incas used to depict Pachamama. The spiral moves inward, reminding me that our inner journey is what guides us. On the tail-end of the spiral, she placed three dots for the snake, puma, and condor that represent the underworld, Earth, and heaven to the Incas.
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